Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cherry Tomato Risotto

My favourite dinner growing up was tomato risotto. It was so simple and one of the first dishes I learned how to cook. It was just a basic risotto with a tin of chopped tomatoes mixed in before the stock. So simple and so tasty, I do still love it to this day. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 4

Last week of September is upon, I know its early but I'm going to say it; Christmas is going to be here before we know it! I had a great week last week. I felt fully in control for the most part, and even when I got a pretty bad bout of anxiety at the end of the week I managed to stick to the plan and not eat all around me. So I was delighted to lose 2lbs of my recent gains this week. Only 2.5lbs more to go to get back to goal. I have my week planned out this week and was hoping to have a similar result, however last night we celebrated my parents 37th wedding anniversary (happy anniversary Mum & Dad) and so we had a bit of an indulgent dinner and dessert. I didn't even attempt to SmartPoint it all so I have decided to just write off my weeklies and stick to the 30 dailies for the rest of the week. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Caprese Chicken

I made this a few weeks ago when I was really in the mood for a comforting and indulgent meal. Low fat mozzarella is one of my favourite things to add to italian food as the lovely stringy texture makes it feel like it is really naughty full fat cheese but it is so low in smart points. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 3

Despite my best intentions last week, I managed to gain 1lb - which puts me at 3 consecutive gains in a row and up to 4.5lbs above goal! I am not sure what I expected last week to be honest. I was out for lunch 2 out of 5 days, I spent all evening on Thursday baking treats for work on friday and then went to my friends on Friday where we had dinner, drinks and dessert and it was my TOTM to top it all off. Last week after my gain I had said it wasn't noticeable in the mirror, well this week it is. I feel AWFUL. All I am seeing is every lump and bump and it is not good at all. I have to get on top of this quickly. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lunch Ideas!

One of the best things I started doing this year was regularly preparing my lunches on a Sunday for the week ahead, packing them up and bringing them all into work on the Monday so they are there for the week. I was never really one for heading to the shop for a sambo daily (not sure how people afford this), but I used to do a bit of a shop on my lunch break on a Monday and have enough soups/sandwich fillings to try and keep me going for the week. The is still my backup if for any reason my meal prep does not happen, but I find I enjoy my lunches a lot more when they are homemade.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 2

I have not been a very good blogger, or a very good weight watchers since before Electric Picnic. I had a week off work last week and when I got back from Electric Picnic had great plans to catch up on my blogging, eat 100% on plan and get lots of running done. None of that happened. I ended up getting sick for most of my week off. Unsurprisingly I gained weight this week, 1 pound. Adding to the pound and a half I gained the week before I am getting closer and closer to being outside my 5lb range of goal. The summer can be a bit of a nightmare for weightloss. There is so much on that it can be hard to keep focus, and for most of the summer while I wasn't perfect I managed to pick myself up and be good on week days at least.